Mid-States Competition


43rd Mid-States Craft Competition


Laura Drake, Pierced Chair, Crawfordsville, Indiana
Aluminum, 33" H x 20" W x 24" D


About the Mid-States Exhibitions

First inaugurated in 1948, the purpose of the MID-STATES ART EXHIBITION was to showcase emerging artists from the Evansville area. As part of the application process, paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, and crafts were delivered for exhibition consideration by a jury of two or three arts professionals.  The selected works were exhibited in the Museum’s galleries as the Mid-States Art Exhibition.  However, due to the enormous number of entries, a separate exhibition for craft objects was implemented in 1960, as the MID-STATES CRAFT EXHIBITION.  Currently, the exhibitions have become biennial events each with a professional juror to maintain the utmost quality.

Over the years, the objects collected through the Mid-States Exhibitions have created a wonderful and extensive collection of contemporary works by artists from a variety of educational backgrounds and talents.  Many of the objects can be viewed in the Permanent Collection galleries of the Evansville Museum.  A number of Mid-States artists have been invited to participate in other exhibitions curated by the Evansville Museum and to submit objects for the Museum Shop.




July 21 – September 8                                           Entry Submission

September 16                                                          Jurying

September 30                                                          Notification of Jurying Results

October 15 – October 27                                        Receiving Accepted Work

November 5                                                              Final Review and Award Selection by Juror

December 14                                                           Reception and Presentation of Awards 6-8 p.m. CST

December 8, 2013 - January 12, 2014               Exhibition

January 13 – 26, 2014                                           Claiming of Accepted Work


Please click to download the 43rd Mid-States Craft Prospectus for instructions and details.

Click here to enter the 43rd Mid-States Craft Exhibition